Compare the effectiveness of McKenzie Techniques and Isometric Strengthening Exercise In Patients with Cervical Radiculopathy
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 4679-4691
AbstractCervical radiculopathy or “radiculitis” particularly associated with intervertebral disc rupture as a cause of “brachial pain” was not distinguished from other causes of upper extremity pain attributed to “neuritis,” ‘‘fibrositis,” and “myalgia” in the early 20th century.’ 
The McKenzie method was introduced in Sweden in 1985 and came to be frequently used in the 1990. as a treatment modality for patients with mechanical problems of the spine. Patient with neck pain may have reduced neck strength in flexion extension and rotation. Methodology Sample A convenience sample of 30 subject with cervical radiculopathy randomly assigned into two groups like group A and B. The Group A subject were received McKenzie Technique (MT), Hot Pack and Postural Correction. The Group B subject were received Isometric Strengthening Exercise (ISE), Hot Pack and Postural Correction. All two groups were treated for four week.
Comparison of VAS & FRI between groups was done by using ANOVA. No significant difference was found from 0 to 1 week (P>0.05). But significant difference found at 2 to 4 weeks in all 2 groups. (P<0.05)
In the present study, there was significant difference between the McKenzie treatment, Isometric strengthening exercise treatment for cervical radicular pain. The McKenzie protocol has been found to be more beneficial that the Isometric Strengthening exercise.
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